I’ve firmly believe in transparency on the web and would like to disclose that I’ve included certain recommended products, tours, hotels, and various travel-related links on this site that I will earn an affiliate commission from for any purchases or bookings you make at no extra cost to you.
The aim of this site is to provide you with invaluable content which helps you plan your next family trip with practical insider tips and knowledge. This site did start completely as a hobby to get all that information out there, but it has grown considerable since first starting it when my youngest had her first flight to Cape Town at 11 weeks old.
I worked on this site for several years without making a penny, but as any parent knows, kids take up a lot of time so I had to make a decision whether to stop researching and finding all the information, or to see if I could make this a small business plus cover the costs of hosting and all the techie things that come with running a website. I hope you are glad I chose to make a go of the latter!?
This family travel site now makes money via advertising, affiliate links and the occasional sponsored post IF it is highly useful for my readers. I am very particular about what products I recommend and I am very aware that readers trust my opinion or recommendations and often make comments on the site highlighting this. Losing trust, would mean losing my entire business, so that’s why I would not compromise my opinion or include something I did not believe in.
ASA (the UK Advertising Standards Agency, says that currently (July 2019) that any items whether they have been gifted, gifted and a fee provided or a fee has provided for must be declared clearly and prominently on social media platforms eg Instagram, facebook, Twitter etc. I make every effort to do so!
I often go further and declare posts as AD’s when it may not be your interpretation of an Ad, to err on the side of caution so you are aware that a transaction has taken place, whether it is in exchange for a product, stay, experience or payment. . For example, if I go on a press trip to review a place in exchange for a stay (exactly like mainstream newspapers and magazines do) I will declare this as Ad- Press Trip so you are aware. If payment has been made, I will declare this too.
Below is some further information on some of the affiliate programs.
Flying With A Baby is a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program. Some posts do contain affiliate links to here. This is explained on those posts too. In plain English, this means that I may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you subscribe or purchase something through the links provided. Most of my Amazon links are from products I have used bought and used personally, or that Flying With A Baby readers recommend.
It is likely that all hotel links on my site are affiliate links meaning I earn a small fee when you book a hotel. (There is never any extra cost to you for using these links).